Well-liked rideshare firm Uber has as soon as once more discovered itself in the course of critical authorized drama and this time a whole bunch of ladies are taking the corporate to courtroom. In accordance with latest stories, greater than 500 feminine passengers have filed an official lawsuit in opposition to Uber as a result of a number of claims of sexual assault.
@TheHill stories, represented by San Francisco-based regulation agency Slater Slater Schulman, over 500 girls have come collectively to file a proper lawsuit in opposition to Uber, citing allegations that they had been “kidnapped, falsely imprisoned, stalked, harassed and raped,” amongst different incidents, by contracted drivers registered on the rideshare platform. The lawsuit additional alleges that Uber was nicely conscious of the severity of the reported incidents of misconduct since 2014, however did nothing to intervene.
Adam Slater, one of many attorneys within the case launched a press release concerning the lawsuit in opposition to Uber and acknowledged that the corporate was “gradual and insufficient” and will have accomplished extra to handle the sexual assault claims. “Whereas the corporate has acknowledged this disaster of sexual assault in recent times, its precise response has been gradual and insufficient, with horrific penalties,” he stated.
Slater continued, slamming Uber and highlighting what the corporate might do to additional guarantee the protection of passengers. “There’s a lot extra that Uber will be doing to guard riders: including cameras to discourage assaults, performing extra strong background checks on drivers, making a warning system when drivers don’t keep on a path to a vacation spot,” he acknowledged.
Following the official submitting of the lawsuit, a spokesperson for Uber famous that the corporate makes efforts to make sure that all stories of sexual assault are taken “severely.”
Moreover, the Uber rep stated, “There’s nothing extra vital than security, which is why Uber has constructed new security options, established survivor-centric insurance policies, and been extra clear about critical incidents. Whereas we will’t touch upon pending litigation, we’ll proceed to maintain security on the coronary heart of our work.”
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